The Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, created by Nancy Pelosi in 2006, has been shuttered under the new Republican leadership. In the final days of the committee, staffers released a report on what the committee accomplished in its brief tenure – an epitaph of sorts.And the optimistic view from the epitaph:
Someday, our children and grandchildren will look back on the record of the Select Committee. That record will reflect a respectful and rigorous debate and an unprecedented understanding of the challenges before us. Whether or not they will see that this generation has taken the bold action required by these challenges remains to be seen.Unless, of course, the politicization of the environment was orchestrated by Liberals and Progressives and their dire predictions continue to turn out other than predicted. In that case, the final report will be read for its entertainment value as generations hence look back upon the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming as the 21st Century's first foray into phrenology.